MSI unveils pricing, launch date for Wind laptop

— 4:47 PM on May 13, 2008

We knew the specifications, we knew what it will look like, and now we know how much it'll cost and when it'll come out. As Laptop Magazine reports, MSI has revealed pricing and launch details for its "Eee PC killer," the Wind.

In an interview with the site, MSI U.S. Sales Director Andy Tung stated that the Wind will hit U.S. stores on June 3. Shoppers can expect to pay $399 for the Linux version with 512MB of RAM and $549 for the Windows XP model with 1GB of RAM, according to Tung, although MSI plans to release a cheaper, sub-$500 WinXP model.

As we've already reported, Wind laptops will pack Intel Atom processors, 80GB 2.5" hard drives, and display sizes of 8.9" to 10" with 1024 x 600 resolutions. The systems will weigh in at around 2.2 lbs (1 kg), and they'll include keyboards with 0.69-inch (17.5-mm) keys, which should be larger than those on the Eee PC. Notebook Review also mentions that the Wind will get six hours of battery life using the standard, six-cell battery, and that folks will be able to order Wind laptops in black, white, silver, and pink.

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